P999: STEM in Germany

Author: Kate Stumpo, University of Tennessee - Martin, USA

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Date: 8/7/14

Time: 9:55 AM10:15 AM

Room: MAK B1114

Related Symposium: S71

This talk will describe a travel study done in May 2013 that traveled to various STEM locations in Northern Germany. The course was designed to introduce students to the nature of scientific study in another country through universities, museums, research centers, and production facilities. Students were also exposed to the impact of regional policy on the development of technical industries and understand another country’s contributions to technological development internationally. Finally, the course was intended to reinforce student ideals in their STEM area of study, with a broader goal of reinforcing career choices by demonstrating the breadth of the STEM fields. Photos and student writing from several essay assignments will help highlight this talk.

P109: Modernizing the Quantitative Analysis lecture

Author: Kate Stumpo, University of Tennessee - Martin, USA

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Date: 8/3/14

Time: 4:20 PM4:40 PM

Room: MAK B1100

Related Symposium: S16

Over 4 years, there has been an attempt to modernize the lecture portion of this course. Day-long demonstrations have been incorporated, real-world applications are included, and skills that are useful beyond Quant have become a focus (e.g., the broad applicability of Excel, presentation skills, etc.). This talk will bring together many anecdotes and teaching experiences to highlight the changing nature of Quant, and aims to allow ample time for discussion within the room for any interested parties.